James Cameron lobbies for Avatar MMO

The first video game adaptation of James Cameron’s Avatar wasn’t exactly a hit with players, but the director/3D visionary isn’t ready to give up on the idea.

Cameron noted recently that he believes the franchise is ideally suited for a massively multiplayer online game, much like “World of Warcraft” or the upcoming “Star Wars: The Old Republic”.

Read more at Variety’s Technotainment blog

Avatar 3D finally headed to homes

The marketing relationship James Cameron and Panasonic struck in the fall of 2009 continues to bear fruit. Panasonic today announced that the 3D Blu-ray version of “Avatar” would be available exclusively to buyers of its 3D TV sets.

From now through Jan.1, consumers who buy a Vierra 3D TV will receive a copy of the film – which has previously only been available in 2D in homes – as well as two pairs of rechargeable 3D glasses.

Read more at Variety’s Technotainment blog

3D gaming: Five reasons it won’t work

To hear some people tell it, 3D gaming is the wave of the future. In just a few years, you’ll be bobbing and weaving in your living room as you play in an environment that’s more realistic than anything you’ve ever experienced.

Bull.

Sure, 3D can be a cool feature in games, but is it something that will take over the industry? We don’t think so. And we’ve got five good reasons why the pundits are wrong.

Read more at Yahoo! Games